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A fire truck named Red by De Sève, Randall, author.

A fire truck named Red

"A young boy has his heart set on a brand-new toy fire truck, so he is disappointed when he gets his grandfather's rusty old fire truck, Red, instead. But working together, the boy and his grandfather patch Red right up while Grandpa tells his grandson all about the adventures he had with Red when he was a boy"--

May 25, 2016
A friend for Mole by Armo, Nancy, author, illustrator.

A friend for Mole

"An accidental encounter throws Mole and Wolf together. One is afraid of the light, the other is afraid of the dark. Together they learn that friends are all they need to conquer their fears"--

May 25, 2016
A morning with grandpa by Liu, Sylvia, author.

A morning with grandpa

Curious and energetic Mei Mei attempts some t'ai chi forms as her grandfather demonstrates them, then tries to teach him basic yoga poses. Includes introductions to t'ai chi and yoga, as well as instructions for the exercises described in the text.

May 25, 2016
A Piece of Home by Watts, Jeri/ Yum, Hyewon (ILT)

A Piece of Home

May 25, 2016
A year of borrowed men by Barker, Michelle, author.

A year of borrowed men

When World War II "borrows" most of the men in Germany, 6-year old Gerda's family is allowed to borrow 3 French prisoners of war to help run their farm. They are supposed to treat them as enemies, but the family finds ways to show kindness and friendship. Based on the early childhood memories of the author's mother.

May 25, 2016
Alfie's lost Sharkie by Walker, Anna, author, illustrator.

Alfie's lost Sharkie

"It's time for bed, and a little alligator named Alfie can't find his most important toy. Where could it be?"--

May 25, 2016
Aliens love dinopants by Freedman, Claire, author.

Aliens love dinopants

May 25, 2016
All for a dime! - a Bear and Mole story by Hillenbrand, Will, author, illustrator.

All for a dime! - a Bear and Mole story

Bear has no trouble selling his berries at the farmers' market, but Mole and Skunk are less successful with their worms and perfume.

May 25, 2016
An after bedtime story by Smith, Shoham, 1966- author.

An after bedtime story

After bedtime Little Nina refuses to go to sleep and gets into mischief while guests are visiting.

May 25, 2016
An armadillo in New York by Kraulis, Julie, author, illustrator.

An armadillo in New York

Guided by his grandfather's travel journal, Arlo the armadillo strolls through the streets of New York City, enjoying the sights, while he makes his way to see the famous Lady Liberty.

May 25, 2016
An armadillo in Paris by Kraulis, Julie, author, illustrator.

An armadillo in Paris

After reading his grandfather's travel diary, Arlo the armadillo, sets out to explore Paris and meet La Dame de Fer.

May 25, 2016
Are we there yet? by Santat, Dan, author, illustrator.

Are we there yet?

"A boy goes on a long car ride to visit his grandmother and discovers time moves faster or slower depending on how bored he is"--

May 21, 2016
As time went by by Sanabria, José, author, illustrator.

As time went by

"Once upon a time there was a ship that sailed beside the sun with very important people on board. The spirit of reinvention – and the importance we place on things – is beautifully expressed in Jose´ Sanabria's visually evocative story. A steamship makes a journey across time from luxury and exclusivity, industry and abandonment, to stewardship and inclusion as we see the evolving functions of the ship and the changing faces of the people who cherish it most of all."--

May 25, 2016
Baa baa smart sheep by Sommerset, Mark, 1968- author.

Baa baa smart sheep

Little Baa Baa is bored. So when Quirky Turkey comes along, the opportunity to make mischief is too good to resist. "What's that?" asks Turkey, pointing at a suspicious something on the ground. "What's what?" "That there." "This here?" "Yes, that there." "Oh, it's just a pile of ... smarty tablets." "Ohhh. . ." After a well-sustained buildup evoking hilarity and disbelief, this kid-pleasing trickster tale will have readers both groaning and laughing out loud at the payoff.--Amazon.

May 25, 2016
Babak the beetle by Paronuzzi, Fred, author.

Babak the beetle

May 25, 2016
Be glad your dad... is not an octopus! by Logelin, Matthew, author.

Be glad your dad... is not an octopus!

"An irreverent tribute to dads based on silly things that animal dads do and human dads do not"--

May 25, 2016
Beachy and me by Staake, Bob, 1957- author, illustrator.

Beachy and me

"It's summertime, but Pixie Picklespeare is lonely on the tiny island she lives on with her family . . . until one day when she makes friends with a whale!"--

May 25, 2016
Bear & Hare - where's Bear? by Gravett, Emily, author, illustrator.

Bear & Hare - where's Bear?

Friends Bear and Hare play a game of hide and seek, counting from one to ten each round.

May 25, 2016
Beard boy by Flannery, John (John Patrick), author.

Beard boy

"Young Ben wants a beard of his very own so he can look like the coolest guy around--his dad"--

May 25, 2016
Beard in a box by Cotter, Bill, author, illustrator.

Beard in a box

Wanting to be more like his father, a young boy spends all of his money on a product that will supposedly let him grow a beard almost instantly.

May 25, 2016
Blocks by Dickson, Irene, author.

Blocks

Ruby has red blocks. Benji has blue blocks. But what happens when they won't share?

May 25, 2016
Breakfast for Bear by Reed, Lynn Rowe, author.

Breakfast for Bear

"A bear awakens from hibernation and finds himself very hungry and in search of something to eat starting with the letter b"--

May 25, 2016
Breaking news - bear alert by Biedrzycki, David, author.

Breaking news - bear alert

In this story (told in the form of a television broadcast), bears emerge from hibernation demanding to be fed.

May 25, 2016
Breaking news - bears to the rescue by Biedrzycki, David, author, illustrator.

Breaking news - bears to the rescue

In this story, told in the form of a television broadcast, the bears and their cub catch two escaping prisoners who are hiding at the carnival.

May 25, 2016
Bring me a rock! by Miyares, Daniel, author, illustrator.

Bring me a rock!

"A tiny insect king demands a rock with which to build his throne"--

May 25, 2016
Can I tell you a secret? by Kang, Anna, author.

Can I tell you a secret?

Monty the frog has a secret he wants share with you--he cannot swim!

May 25, 2016
Chicken in space by Lehrhaupt, Adam.

Chicken in space

"An adventurous chicken and her pig friend travel to what they believe is outer space, fueled by their imaginations"--

May 25, 2016
Choose your days by Wallace, Paula S., author, illustrator.

Choose your days

Corky tries to live each day to the fullest and as the end of her days draws near, Old Bear urges her to use the key he gave her at her birth to open the door to wonder.

May 25, 2016
Circle by Baker, Jeannie

Circle

May 19, 2016
Circle by Baker, Jeannie, author, illustrator.

Circle

Each year, bar-tailed godwits undertake the longest unbroken migration of any bird, flying from their breeding grounds in the Arctic to Australia and New Zealand and back again. They follow invisible pathways--pathways that have been followed for thousands of years--while braving hunger and treacherous conditions to reach their destination. In Circle, Jeannie Baker follows the godwit's incredible flight, taking us over awe-inspiring scenes as the birds spread their wings above such beautiful lan

May 25, 2016
Click! a story by Dormer, Frank W., author, illustrator.

Click! a story

""It's a perfect day to catch a cat," muses a dog. But to his annoyance, all he seems to find are things that rhyme with cat"--

May 21, 2016
Cowpoke Clyde rides the range by Mortensen, Lori, 1955-

Cowpoke Clyde rides the range

"Learning to ride a bike sure isn't easy--but Cowpoke Clyde sticks with it until he's riding like a pro! Good thing he's got his trusty friend Dawg to look out for him"--

May 24, 2016
Cowpoke Clyde rides the range by Mortensen, Lori, 1955- author.

Cowpoke Clyde rides the range

"Learning to ride a bike sure isn't easy--but Cowpoke Clyde sticks with it until he's riding like a pro! Good thing he's got his trusty friend Dawg to look out for him"--

May 25, 2016
Cry, heart, but never break by Ringtved, Glenn, 1968- author.

Cry, heart, but never break

When Death comes to take their grandmother away, he shares a story with four siblings that helps them realize the value of loss and the importance of being able to say goodbye.

May 25, 2016
Doctor Nice by Gorbachev, Valeri, author, illustrator.

Doctor Nice

Doctor Nice spends a busy morning helping his patients with various winter ailments, including Moose, who caught cold after falling through the ice, and the goat kids, who have headaches from head-butting while playing hockey.

May 25, 2016
Dump truck duck by Bryant, Megan E., author.

Dump truck duck

"Dump Truck Duck honks and zooms and steers his dump truck all through the day, helping the other hardworking ducks build a new park."--

May 25, 2016
Ella and Penguin stick together by Maynor, Megan, author.

Ella and Penguin stick together

Ella and Penguin want to see her new stickers glow in the dark, but neither of them wants to go into a dark place.

May 25, 2016
Elmer and the big bird by McKee, David.

Elmer and the big bird

When Elmer the patchwork elephant learns that a bully is bothering the smaller birds, he devises a plan to teach the bully bird a lesson.

May 25, 2016
Elmer and the big bird by McKee, David.

Elmer and the big bird

When Elmer the patchwork elephant learns that a bully is bothering the smaller birds, he devises a plan to teach the bully bird a lesson.

May 24, 2016
Elmer and the birthday quake by McKee, David.

Elmer and the birthday quake

Elmer the patchwork elephant and his cousin Wilbur investigate a distant noise and see their friend Super El rescue Old, a pink elephant whose 100th birthday celebration caused an earthquake.

May 25, 2016
Elmer and the hippos by McKee, David.

Elmer and the hippos

When hippopotamuses come to live at the elephants' river, Elmer finds out why they have come and enlists his friends to help them make things better.

May 25, 2016
Everyone... by Neal, Christopher Silas, author.

Everyone...

Journey with a young boy as he explores the full range of emotions that everyone feels.

May 25, 2016
Excellent Ed by McAnulty, Stacy, author.

Excellent Ed

Everyone in the Ellis family is excellent, except Ed the dog, who is determined to find something at which he, too, can excel.

May 25, 2016
Explorers of the wild by Atkinson, Cale, author, illustrator.

Explorers of the wild

"A bear and a boy who both love exploring learn to share their adventures together"--

May 25, 2016
Extremely cute animals operating heavy machinery by Gordon, David, 1965 January 22- author, illustrator.

Extremely cute animals operating heavy machinery

"When bullies try to stop the extremely cute animals from building their sand castle they band together to build something bigger and better"--

May 25, 2016
Feathers for peacock by Jules, Jacqueline, 1956- author.

Feathers for peacock

Relates how through the generosity of birds of all shapes and sizes Peacock was given the biggest, most colorful feather coat of all.

May 25, 2016
Fish by Walsh, Liam Francis

Fish

May 25, 2016
Flora and the peacocks by Idle, Molly Schaar, author, illustrator.

Flora and the peacocks

In this wordless book with interactive flaps, a little girl named Flora forms a friendship with two peacocks as the three learn to dance together.

May 25, 2016
Frank and Lucky get schooled by Perkins, Lynne Rae.

Frank and Lucky get schooled

A boy and his dog learn about each other, go to school to learn more, then explore the world around them as they study science, geography, and even foreign languages together.

May 25, 2016
From wolf to woof! - the story of dogs by Talbott, Hudson, author, illustrator.

From wolf to woof! - the story of dogs

Beginning with two orphans, a prehistoric boy and a wolf cub, imagines how the bond between man and wolf might have formed and looks at how it changed through their shared history as wolves became domesticated and diversified into more than 400 breeds of dog.

May 25, 2016
Gator dad by Lies, Brian, author, illustrator.

Gator dad

"From seemingly mundane tasks such as grocery shopping to more active pursuits like a romp at the park and fort-building, a loving and playful father alligator shows his gator kids that the simplest pleasures done together can make for an incredibly fun day"--

May 25, 2016
Ginny Louise and the School Field Day by Sauer, Tammi/ Munsinger, Lynn (ILT)

Ginny Louise and the School Field Day

May 25, 2016
Go, Pete, Go by Dean, James

Go, Pete, Go

May 25, 2016
Good night owl by Pizzoli, Greg, author, illustrator.

Good night owl

Owl takes drastic measures to have a good night's sleep.

May 21, 2016
Good night, baddies by Underwood, Deborah, author.

Good night, baddies

"After a full day of evil schemes, fairy tale baddies return home to spend time with their friends and get ready for bed in this cozy bedtime book"--

May 25, 2016
Grumpy pants by Messer, Claire, author, illustrator.

Grumpy pants

"Have you ever had a grumpy day and not known why? Penguin is having a grumpy day like that. No matter what he does, he just can't shake it! Sometimes the only thing left to do is wash the grumpy day away and start over"--

May 19, 2016
Hammer and nails by Bledsoe, Josh, author.

Hammer and nails

"After her play date is cancelled, a young girl and her dad have a fun day tackling their to-do lists together"--

May 25, 2016
Hammer and nails by Bledsoe, Josh, author.

Hammer and nails

"After her play date is cancelled, a young girl and her dad have a fun day tackling their to-do lists together"--

May 24, 2016
Hare and Tortoise by Murray, Alison

Hare and Tortoise

May 19, 2016
Hare and Tortoise by Murray, Alison (Illustrator), author, illustrator.

Hare and Tortoise

"Hare is the fastest on the farm. Tortoise is as slow as they go. So when they decide to have a race, Hare is certain to win... isn't he? Alison Murray offers an enchanting retelling of a much-loved Aesop's fable with a mischievous twist full of fun and stylish charm."--

May 25, 2016
Hello, hippo! Goodbye, bird! by Crow, Kristyn, author.

Hello, hippo! Goodbye, bird!

A hippo and a bird become unlikely friends.

May 25, 2016
Hello, My Name Is Octicorn by Diller, Kevin (CRT)/ Lowe, Justin (CRT)/ Talib, Binny (ILT)

Hello, My Name Is Octicorn

May 24, 2016
Hello, my name is Octicorn by Diller, Kevin, author.

Hello, my name is Octicorn

The octicorn-- half octopus and half unicorn-- introduces himself and tells readers why, though strange and unique, octicorns make great friends.

May 25, 2016
Hensel and Gretel, ninja chicks by Schwartz, Corey Rosen, author.

Hensel and Gretel, ninja chicks

May 25, 2016
Hensel and Gretel, Ninja Chicks by Schwartz, Corey Rosen/ Gomez, Rebecca J./ Santat, Dan (ILT)

Hensel and Gretel, Ninja Chicks

May 19, 2016
How to dress a dragon by Godin, Thelma Lynne, author.

How to dress a dragon

A small child helps his reluctant, toddler-like dragon get dressed.

May 25, 2016
Hurry up, Alfie! by Walker, Anna, author.

Hurry up, Alfie!

"It's time to get dressed and go the park, but Alfie is still in his pajamas. Putting on clothes seems like the least appealing thing to do for this energetic and curious little alligator, especially when there are so many amusing distractions"--

May 25, 2016
I love cake! - starring Rabbit, Porcupine, and Moose by Sauer, Tammi, author.

I love cake! - starring Rabbit, Porcupine, and Moose

"Moose's love of cake threatens Rabbit's birthday party--until the friends find a way to celebrate together"--

May 25, 2016
I won a what? by Vernick, Audrey.

I won a what?

A young boy tries to win a goldfish at the carnival and ends up with a far bigger prize.

May 19, 2016
I wonder - celebrating daddies doin' work by Richards, Doyin, 1974- author.

I wonder - celebrating daddies doin' work

"Words and photos celebrating fathers"--

May 25, 2016
If not for you by Dylan, Bob, 1941-

If not for you

"An interpretation of the lyrics to Bob Dylan's 1970 song, 'If Not For You,' reimagined to portray the love between parent and child"--

May 24, 2016
If not for you by Dylan, Bob, 1941- author.

If not for you

"An interpretation of the lyrics to Bob Dylan's 1970 song, 'If Not For You, ' reimagined to portray the love between parent and child."--

May 25, 2016
Itty Bitty Kitty and the rainy play day by Holub, Joan, author.

Itty Bitty Kitty and the rainy play day

When the rain forces Ava and Itty Bitty to stay indoors, they find creative ways to have fun.

May 25, 2016
Itty Bitty kitty by Holub, Joan, author.

Itty Bitty kitty

Against her parents' wishes, Ava adopts a tiny kitten and tries to keep it hidden, but soon Itty Bitty is enormous and frisky, which leads to big trouble.

May 25, 2016
Jack's worry by Zuppardi, Sam, author, illustrator.

Jack's worry

Jack has been looking forward to playing the trumpet in his first concert, but on the morning of the big day, Jack becomes anxious about performing and his worry starts to grow.

May 25, 2016
Joseph's big ride by Farish, Terry, author.

Joseph's big ride

When Joseph, a refugee from South Sudan, moves to America, he encounters a curly-haired girl with a red bicycle just his size, and tries to convince her to let him ride.

May 19, 2016
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Funk, Josh, author.

Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast

Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast are good friends until they learn there is only one drop of maple syrup left and begin a frantic race through the refrigerator in an effort to be the first one to get there.

May 25, 2016
Laughing all the way by Shannon, George.

Laughing all the way

Bear catches Duck and tries to pluck out all his feathers, but Duck outsmarts him.

May 25, 2016
Lorenzo, the pizza-loving lobster by Lordon, Claire, author.

Lorenzo, the pizza-loving lobster

Lorenzo the lobster's favorite food is pizza, so when his friend Kalena the sea turtle finds one she brings it back for Lorenzo, and once they figure out how to make it, they have a pizza party for all their friends.

May 25, 2016
Malaika's costume by Hohn, Nadia L., author.

Malaika's costume

Participating in a first Carnival since her mother left to find a better job, Malaika fears she will not be able to dance in the parade without a costume and comes up with an idea to use scrap fabric to create a patchwork rainbow peacock outfit.

May 25, 2016
Manners are not for monkeys! by Tekavec, Heather, 1969- author.

Manners are not for monkeys!

Mother Monkey is not happy when the little monkeys use good manners and the children who visit the zoo are not happy with well-behaved monkeys.

May 25, 2016
Maya by Jain, Mahak, author.

Maya

After the lights go out in her house, Maya's mother distracts her from her fear of the dark with a retelling of the legend of the banyan tree.

May 24, 2016
Maya by Jain, Mahak, author.

Maya

"The electricity in Maya's house has gone out again. Worse, she is afraid of the dark -- and her fear has been even worse since her father died. Now it feels as if the darkness will never go away. Maya's mother distracts her with a legend about the banyan tree, which saved the world from the first monsoon by drinking up the floodwaters, and growing tall and strong. Later that night, unsettled by the noises around her, Maya revisits the story in her imagination. She ventures deep into the banyan

May 25, 2016
Maybe something beautiful by Campoy, F. Isabel, author.

Maybe something beautiful

"Mira lives in a gray and hopeless urban community until a muralist arrives and, along with his paints and brushes, brings color, joy, and togetherness to Mira and her neighbors"--

May 19, 2016
Melric and the dragon by McKee, David, author, artist.

Melric and the dragon

When a dragon is spotted, the whole kingdom fears a fiery attack is imminent! The king organises his army into hunting teams. But Melric knows that not all dragons are fierce--in fact, some like nothing better than chocolate cake.

May 25, 2016
Mom, dad, our books, and me by Marcotte, Danielle.

Mom, dad, our books, and me

A young boy shows how those around him read and become immersed in what moves them.

May 25, 2016
More-igami by Kleber, Dori, author.

More-igami

Joey loves things that fold: maps, bed, accordions, you name it. When a classmate's mother turns a plain piece of paper into a beautiful origami crane, his eyes pop. Maybe he can learn origami, too. But it's going to take practice - on his homework, the newspaper, the thirty-eight dollars in his mother's purse . . Enough! No more folding! How can Joey become an origami master if he can't practice? Happily, he finds a way - and perhaps a chance to make a new friend while he's at it.

May 25, 2016
More-igami by Kleber, Dori, author.

More-igami

Joey, who loves anything that can fold, learns origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, but it takes lots of time and practice before he can perfect the craft.

May 24, 2016
Mousequerade ball - a counting tale by Mortensen, Lori, 1955- author.

Mousequerade ball - a counting tale

"When ten mice get dressed up for a fancy ball the arrival of a cat sends them fleeing but what if the cat's only intention is to dance the night away? Counting up and counting down, dancing all the while, this delightful story invites readers to the event of the season: The Mousquerade Ball!"--

May 25, 2016
Mousequerade ball / A Counting Tale by Mortensen, Lori, 1955- author.

Mousequerade ball / A Counting Tale

"When ten mice get dressed up for a fancy ball the arrival of a cat sends them fleeing but what if the cat's only intention is to dance the night away? Counting up and counting down, dancing all the while, this delightful story invites readers to the event of the season: The Mousquerade Ball!"--

May 24, 2016
My baby crocodile by Dorémus, Gaëtan, 1976-

My baby crocodile

Told from two different perspectives, My Little Crocodile is about a chance meeting between a crocodile and what he believes to be a "baby crocodile." This meeting profoundly changes their lives, which then continue along their own individual paths, though the bonds of love and intimacy remain. The story plays with ideas about the relationship between parent and child as well as with those about how how deeply chance and the choices we make affect us throughout our lives.

May 25, 2016
My dad at the zoo by Saudo, Coralie, author.

My dad at the zoo

On their trip to the zoo, a young son tries to reign in his rambunctious father who manages to lose his hat, spill his ice cream, and spend too much time in the souvenir shop.

May 25, 2016
My little sister and me by Lam, Maple, author, illustrator.

My little sister and me

A little boy walks his younger sister home from school for the first time.

May 25, 2016
My old pal, Oscar by Hest, Amy.

My old pal, Oscar

"After a young boy's beloved dog dies, the boy encounters a stray dog on the beach. At first, the boy is not interested in having another dog as a pet, but as he walks and plays on the beach, he gradually becomes interested in taking care of the stray dog as a pet"--

May 25, 2016
Night guard by Lea, Synne, 1974- author.

Night guard

"This poetry collection explores important concepts such as friendship, fear, and loneliness"--

May 25, 2016
Night guard by Lea, Synne, 1974- author.

Night guard

"This poetry collection explores important concepts such as friendship, fear, and loneliness"--

May 24, 2016
On bird hill by Yolen, Jane, author.

On bird hill

A boy and his dog find a newly hatched bird in a nest in a magical little valley.

May 25, 2016
One day in the eucalyptus, eucalyptus tree by Bernstrom, Daniel, author.

One day in the eucalyptus, eucalyptus tree

Gobbled by a snake, a crafty boy finds a find a way out of his predictament by encouraging the snake to eat an increasing number of animals.

May 25, 2016
One day on our blue planet - ...in the Antarctic by Bailey, Ella, author, illustrator.

One day on our blue planet - ...in the Antarctic

"From breakfast to dinner, dusk to dawn, children will love spending the day with this curious penguin chick. The One Day on Our Blue Planet series by Ella Bailey is a new set of children's books focused on the way our young animal friends spend a day. This time we head to the biting cold of Antarctica to meet a curious penguin chick!"--Pubilsher.

May 19, 2016
One hundred bones! by Zommer, Yuval, author, artist.

One hundred bones!

May 25, 2016
One little, two little, three little children by DiPucchio, Kelly S.

One little, two little, three little children

A rhyming celebration of the diversity and universality of children and their families.

May 24, 2016
One little, two little, three little children by DiPucchio, Kelly, author.

One little, two little, three little children

A rhyming celebration of the diversity and universality of children and their families.

May 25, 2016
Opal's Big Move by Marsh, Laura F. (ADP)

Opal's Big Move

May 25, 2016
Our great big backyard by Bush, Laura Welch, 1946- author.

Our great big backyard

"Our Great Big Backyard follows Jane, whose plans of spending the summer playing video games with her friends are dashed when her parents announce that her family is going on a road trip to national parks around the country. Yet somewhere between the Everglades and Big Bend National Park, things begin to change. Jane starts paying attention to the magnificent sights and spends less time looking at her screen. The stunning views open up her imagination as she and her brother see everything that n

May 25, 2016
Over the ocean by Gomi, Tarō, author, illustrator.

Over the ocean

A young girl gazes out over the horizon, and wonders what lands lie beyond the ocean, and what the people are like who live in those lands.

May 25, 2016
Painting Pepette by Lodding, Linda/ Fletcher, Claire (ILT)

Painting Pepette

May 25, 2016
Papa gave me a stick by Levy, Janice.

Papa gave me a stick

After seeing a mariachi band, Antonio wants a guitar of his own but his father cannot afford one and gives Antonio a stick, instead, which leads Antonio to perform a series of good deeds, each of which provides a seemingly useless reward. Includes glossary of Spanish terms.

May 25, 2016
Pigs and a blanket by Burks, James (James R.), author, illustrator.

Pigs and a blanket

"Pig siblings Henry and Henrietta love their blanket. As much as they each love playing with the blanket, they don't love sharing it. Will ripping it in two solve all their problems?"--

May 19, 2016
Pinkalicious and the little butterfly by Kann, Victoria, author, illustrator.

Pinkalicious and the little butterfly

Pinkalicious makes friends with a tiny caterpillar that turns into a beautiful butterfly.

May 25, 2016
Playground by Hout, Mies van, author, illustrator.

Playground

"Sometimes the journey is even more fun than the destination. Follow two children as they trek through trees, climb over sand dunes, cross a river, bushwhack through blackberry bushes, hop on clouds, and even descend into a dark cave on their way to the playground. Invite your little ones to let their fingers do the walking on their way through this interactive journey."--Back cover.

May 25, 2016
Playtime? by Mack, Jeff, author, illustrator.

Playtime?

Using illustrations and only two words, shows the trouble a young boy has trying to get his very playful pet gorilla to go to bed.

May 25, 2016
President Squid by Reynolds, Aaron, 1970- author.

President Squid

A giant squid decides that he has the right stuff to be President Squid.

May 19, 2016
Rain fish by Ehlert, Lois, author, illustrator.

Rain fish

"Through rhyme and mixed-media collage illustrations, 'rain fish'--the varied, colorful, and unique little collections of materials that float along on streams of rain water during storms--come to life"--

May 25, 2016
Rules of the house by Barnett, Mac, author.

Rules of the house

Ian always follows the rules and his sister, Jenny, never does but when she angers some monsters while breaking all the rules of their vacation house in the woods, Ian first runs away, then realizes there should be a rule about protecting your sister from being eaten by monsters.

May 25, 2016
Rules of the house by Barnett, Mac.

Rules of the house

Ian always follows the rules and his sister, Jenny, never does, but when she angers some monsters while breaking all the rules of their vacation house in the woods, Ian first runs away, then realizes there should be a rule about protecting your sister from being eaten by monsters.

May 24, 2016
Safe in a storm by Swinburne, Stephen R., author.

Safe in a storm

When a storm rumbles and the night grows dark, baby animals cuddle up to their mothers where they can sleep, safe and warm.

May 25, 2016
Sam and Jump by Mann, Jennifer K., author.

Sam and Jump

Sam and his stuffed bunny, Jump, are best friends, and they do everything together. One day, on a trip to the beach, Sam meets Thomas. Sam and Thomas play together all day and promise to do the same the next day. But when Sam gets home he realizes Jump is still at the beach! It's too late and too dark to go find him, and Sam worries all night. What if Jump is nowhere to be found? Can Sam brave the world without his best friend? Little ones with their own cherished toys will be drawn to this reas

May 25, 2016
Sam and the construction site by Veldkamp, Tjibbe, author.

Sam and the construction site

Sam enters the construction site on a dare, and ends up saving the day.

May 25, 2016
Samanthasaurus rex by Mandell, B. B., author.

Samanthasaurus rex

Samanthasaurus rex is a T. rex who marches to the beat of her own drummer, and saves the day in her own unique way.

May 25, 2016
Secret Agent Man Goes Shopping for Shoes by Wynne-Jones, Tim/ Won, Brian (ILT)

Secret Agent Man Goes Shopping for Shoes

May 25, 2016
Shrunken treasures - literary classics, short, sweet, and silly by Nash, Scott, 1959- author, illustrator.

Shrunken  treasures - literary classics, short, sweet, and silly

Converts famous works of literature into simple children's verse, including "The Odyssey," "Jane Eyre," and "Hamlet."

May 24, 2016
Shrunken treasures - literary classics short, sweet, and silly by Nash, Scott, 1959- author, illustrator.

Shrunken treasures - literary classics short, sweet, and silly

The plots of nine classic stories are summarized in this collection of silly verses.

May 25, 2016
Snail & Worm by Kügler, Tina, author, illustrator.

Snail & Worm

Snail and Worm are best friends who support each other during a silly game of tag, through Snail's adventure up a flower stalk, and when Worm's pet goes missing.

May 25, 2016
Snail and Slug by Cazet, Denys, author, illustrator.

Snail and Slug

When Snail and Slug decide to have a picnic, a mean banana slug demands they fork over their lettuce, but the pair of new friends find the courage to stand up to the bully.

May 24, 2016
Snail and Slug by Cazet, Denys, author, illustrator.

Snail and Slug

When Snail and Slug decide to have a picnic, a mean banana slug demands they fork over their lettuce, but the pair of new friends find the courage to stand up to the bully.

May 25, 2016
Spot goes to the farm by Hill, Eric, 1927-2014.

Spot goes to the farm

Spot searches for new babies among the farm animals, each of which greets him with its own distinctive noise. Movable flaps conceal portions of the illustrations.

May 21, 2016
Steamboat school by Hopkinson, Deborah.

Steamboat school

In 1847 St. Louis, Missouri, when a new law against educating African Americans forces Reverend John to close his school, he finds an ingenious solution to the new state law by moving his school to a steamboat in the Mississippi River. Includes author's note on Reverend John Berry Meachum, a minister, entrepreneur, and educator who fought tirelessly for the rights of African Americans.

May 25, 2016
Stick and Stone by Ferry, Beth.

Stick and Stone

Stick and Stone are both lonely until Pinecone's teasing causes one to stick up for the other, and a solid friendship is formed.

May 25, 2016
Stop following me Moon! by Farrell, Darren, author, illustrator.

Stop following me Moon!

After stealing food from hikers and other forest animals, a hungry bear thinks the moon is following him, but when Moon finally disappears, the bear promises to be good if only it will come back.

May 21, 2016
Stormy night by Yoon, Salina, author, illustrator.

Stormy night

Bear is frightened by a storm, but singing to his toy, Floppy, and being with his parents helps comfort him until the storm goes to sleep, and so does he.

May 25, 2016
Strong As a Bear by Stangl, Katrin (ILT)

Strong As a Bear

May 25, 2016
Superhero dad by Knapman, Timothy, author.

Superhero dad

Dad might not have a superhero mask or wear his pants outside his trousers, but his super snores can be heard a thousand miles away, he tells super jokes and can even make super-scary monsters go away at bedtime.

May 25, 2016
Teeny tiny toady by Esbaum, Jill, author.

Teeny tiny toady

When Teeny Tiny Toady's mother gets stuck in a bucket, he gets all of his big, strong brothers to help get her out, but soon only Teeny can save them all.

May 19, 2016
The airport book by Brown, Lisa, 1972- author.

The airport book

"An exploratory journey through the airport."--

May 25, 2016
The animals' ark by Dubuc, Marianne, 1980-

The animals' ark

A secular re-telling of the story of Noah's Ark. The animals are trapped on a hill and rescued by Noah. Most of the story describes how the animals pass the time on the ark, until they find land and a rainbow appears. Noah sails away and the animals say thank-you.

May 25, 2016
The artist and me by Peacock, Shane, author.

The artist and me

A boy reccounts how he took on the attitude of the adults around him and bullied an eccentric painter in 1880's France, before discovering that there is more than one way to see the world.

May 19, 2016
The bell in the bridge by Kooser, Ted, author.

The bell in the bridge

When Charlie visits his hardworking grandparents in the summer, he often is left to himself, and he is lonely. So he goes out to play by the stream, with a tin can for tadpoles, a special weed-whacking stick, and stones to drop from the iron bridge. One day he notices that when he strikes the bridge with a big stone, it rings with a bong like a church bell and echoes into the valley. And sometimes a faint, very distant, different-sounding bong comes back. Is it an echo of an echo? Or could someo

May 25, 2016
The best days are dog days by Meshon, Aaron.

The best days are dog days

From playtime to naptime, a dog and his girl do everything together as they spend the day exploring their neighborhood with the girl's mother and father.

May 19, 2016
The blobfish book by Olien, Jessica, author, illustrator.

The blobfish book

"Did you know that the deepest parts of the ocean are over one mile deep|too far down for any sunlight to reach? That|s where Blobfish lives. But this book isn|t about Blobfish...or is it?"--Publisher.

May 25, 2016
The chameleon that saved Noah's ark by Molchadsky, Yael, author.

The chameleon that saved Noah's ark

"Noah and his family take care of all the animals on the ark, but do not know what to feed the chameleons"--

May 25, 2016
The complete cloudy with a chance of meatballs / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Pickles to Pittsburgh by Barrett, Judi.

The complete cloudy with a chance of meatballs / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Pickles to Pittsburgh

Presents two works in which life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup, snows mashed potatoes, and blows hamburgers, and while Granpa is on vacation, Kate dreams about Chewandswallow and the fate of its falling food.

May 25, 2016
The dead bird by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952, author.

The dead bird

When they find a dead bird, a group of children bury it in the woods, sing a song to it, and put flowers on the grave.

May 25, 2016
The fairiest fairy by Booth, Anne (Children's fiction writer), author.

The fairiest fairy

Poor Betty! She's always getting into messy muddles. She can't paint a rainbow or scatter dewdrops and her pirouettes are, well, pretty precarious. You see, with so many animals to rescue and friends to help, there's just no time for Betty to practice all the things a fairy should. But when it comes to the Fairy Ball, Betty's friends return her gifts of kindness and it becomes clear who is actually the fairiest fairy of them all.

May 25, 2016
The girl who saved Yesterday by Lester, Julius, author.

The girl who saved Yesterday

Silence, sent on a mysterious mission by the ancient trees that raised her after she was sent away from her village, reconnects the villagers with their forgotten ancestors.

May 25, 2016
The grumpy pets by Lombardi, Kristine A., author, illustrator.

The grumpy pets

"Billy is a grumpy boy who's not like the other kids. His mother takes him and his sister, Sara, to the animal shelter one Saturday in hope of cheering him up. But the pets he sees are too happy for his taste. Then he finds the grumpy pets..."--

May 25, 2016
The legend of sea glass by Noble, Trinka Hakes, author.

The legend of sea glass

"An original legend explaining the origin of sea glass, those small pieces of colored glass found and collected on beaches. This tale attributes it to the tears of mermaids, weeping for lives lost at sea"--

May 25, 2016
The lion inside by Bright, Rachel, author.

The lion inside

A little mouse decides to seek lessons in roaring from the mighty lion--who happens to be afraid of mice--and the two become good friends.

May 25, 2016
The moon's almost here by MacLachlan, Patricia, author.

The moon's almost here

Illustrations and rhyming text follow an assortment of creatures as they make their way to a nest, the shore, or a porch while the day comes to an end and the moon begins to rise.

May 25, 2016
The mouse who reached the sky by Horáček, Petr, author, illustrator.

The mouse who reached the sky

Unable to reach the beautiful red ball in the sky by herself, Mouse seeks the help of her friends Mole and Rabbit.

May 24, 2016
The mouse who reached the sky by Horáček, Petr, author.

The mouse who reached the sky

One morning, Little Mouse spots something red and shiny hanging from a branch. Too short to get it herself, she calls her friends Mole and Rabbit to help out. A delightful tale of teamwork and unexpected rewards.

May 25, 2016
The perfect dog by O'Malley, Kevin, 1961- author, illustrator.

The perfect dog

"A girl tries to pick the perfect dog for her, but in the end, the right dog picks her"--

May 25, 2016
The pirate jamboree by Teague, Mark, author, illustrator.

The pirate jamboree

Pirates Blackbeard Johnson and his brothers, Eyepatch Sue, and others sail over to Peg Leg Jones' for a happily chaotic pirate jamboree--until the S.S. Clean Your Room (otherwise known as Mrs. Jones) arrives and playtime is definitely over.

May 25, 2016
The Saddest Toilet in the World by Apple, Sam/ Ricks, Sam (ILT)

The Saddest Toilet in the World

May 25, 2016
The sword in the stove by Dormer, Frank W., author, illustrator.

The sword in the stove

"A quirky picture book in the spirit of Monty Python about two bumbling knights who keep finding objects in a stove (a sword, a shield, a helmet) ... objects that ominously belong to their missing friend Harold"--

May 25, 2016
The Two Tims by Elliott, David/ Alborozo, Gabriel (ILT)

The Two Tims

May 25, 2016
The ugly dumpling by Campisi, Stephanie, author.

The ugly dumpling

An ugly dumpling is ignored and sad until an encouraging cockroach sees the dumpling's inner beauty and helps it discover its true identity and realize being different is beautiful after all.

May 25, 2016
There is a tribe of kids by Smith, Lane, author.

There is a tribe of kids

Simple text follows a young boy and the many animals he meets on his adventure through the jungle.

May 25, 2016
This is my dollhouse by Potter, Giselle, author, illustrator.

This is my dollhouse

A little girl who has made her own dollhouse from a box and her vivid imagination has trouble playing with her friend Sophie's perfect dolls and dollhouse, but when Sophie comes to visit she is afraid that her handiwork will not be good enough for Sophie.

May 25, 2016
This is not a picture book by Ruzzier, Sergio, 1966- author, illustrator.

This is not a picture book

Duck finds a book and is surprised to discover that there are books with words and no pictures--and that even without pictures a book can interest and excite you.

May 25, 2016
Three magic balloons by Margulies, Julianna, author.

Three magic balloons

May 25, 2016
Thunder Boy Jr. by Alexie, Sherman, 1966- author.

Thunder Boy Jr.

"Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name ... one that's all his own. Dad is known as Big Thunder, but Little Thunder doesn't want to share a name"--

May 25, 2016
Toshi's little treasures by Robert, Nadine, 1971-

Toshi's little treasures

May 25, 2016
We came to America by Ringgold, Faith, author, illustrator.

We came to America

Celebrates United States immigration and the country's diverse immigrant heritage.

May 25, 2016
What Do You Do With A Problem? by Yamada, Kobi/ Besom, Mae (ILT)

What Do You Do With A Problem?

May 25, 2016
What to do with a box by Yolen, Jane, auhor.

What to do with a box

"Jane Yolen poetically reminds young readers that a simple box can be a child's most imaginative plaything as artist Chris Sheban illustrates its myriad and magical uses"--

May 25, 2016
When your elephant comes to play by Barba, Ale, author, illustrator.

When your elephant comes to play

"A young boy must figure out how to entertain his large elephant friend"--

May 25, 2016
Why do cats have tails? by Ling, David, author.

Why do cats have tails?

May 25, 2016
With any luck, I'll drive a truck by Friend, David, 1955-

With any luck, I'll drive a truck

A little boy has a grand time pretending to drive every big vehicle he can imagine.

May 25, 2016
With Dad, it's like that by Brun-Cosme, Nadine, author.

With Dad, it's like that

"When Mom's at the movies, Dad is in charge of bath time, dinnertime, and bedtime. Nothing is quite right--but maybe that's not so bad"--

May 25, 2016
Wolf camp by Zuill, Andrea, author, illustrator.

Wolf camp

"Homer the dog goes away to wolf camp to learn how to bring out his inner wolf"--

May 24, 2016
Wolf camp by Zuill, Andrea, author, illustrator.

Wolf camp

"Homer the dog goes away to wolf camp to learn how to bring out his inner wolf"--

May 25, 2016
Woodpecker Wants a Waffle by Breen, Steve/ Breen, Steve (ILT)

Woodpecker Wants a Waffle

May 25, 2016
You made me a mother by Sala, Laurenne, author.

You made me a mother

A mother shares with her child what it was like to become a mother, and how she has dedicated herself to loving her little one.

May 24, 2016
You made me a mother by Sala, Laurenne.

You made me a mother

"In this beautiful celebration of motherhood, the universal message of unconditional love for a child shines through. Laurenne Sala's heartworming text, accompanied by Robin Preiss Glasser's charming illustrations, creates a firsthand look at the powerful bond between mother and child from pregnancy to birth and beyond." -- jacket flap.

May 25, 2016